Day: September 17, 2019

Finance

DoubleLine’s Gundlach says U.S. Fed will embark on ‘QE lite’ ‘pretty soon’

September 17, 2019 (Reuters) – Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday that the repo market squeeze makes it more likely that the Federal Reserve will resume expansion of its balance sheet “pretty soon.” Gundlach told Reuters that the Federal Reserve will embark on “QE lite,” or quantitative easing, an unconventional monetary […]

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Living & Culture

Bazinga! HBO Max wins U.S. streaming rights for ‘The Big Bang Theory’

September 17, 2019 (Reuters) – HBO Max, the upcoming streaming service from AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia, has secured exclusive five-year streaming rights in the United States to all 12 seasons of comedy hit “The Big Bang Theory”. Ranked as the No. 1 comedy on U.S. television for the past seven years, the show has garnered an […]

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Global News

Ukraine leader seeks settlement with former PrivatBank owner: paper

September 17, 2019 KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wanted to reach a settlement with the former owner of the country’s largest bank, PrivatBank, the Financial Times newspaper quoted Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk as saying. “I’m completely convinced that we need to concentrate on growth now and look for joint solutions instead of […]

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Global News

Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell makes final appeal to overturn sex offense convictions

September 17, 2019 MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Lawyers for former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday filed an appeal to Australia’s High Court in a final bid to overturn his conviction for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choir boys, the High Court said. Pell is seeking leave to appeal the state of Victoria’s Court of Appeal […]

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Global News

New Zealand PM Ardern to meet U.S. President Trump for first formal talks

September 17, 2019 WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York next week, in what would be the first formal bilateral discussions between the two leaders. The 39-year-old New Zealand prime minister is often contrasted with Trump for her […]

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Global News

Iran’s Khamenei says U.S. policy of maximum pressure will fail

September 17, 2019 DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will never hold talks with the United States and Washington’s policy of maximum pressure on Tehran will fail, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to state TV. U.S. President Donald Trump had said on Monday he could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and that […]

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Global News

Indonesian parliament passes controversial revisions to law on anti-graft agency

September 17, 2019 JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament voted on Tuesday to approve controversial changes to a law governing the country’s anti-corruption agency, member of parliament Johny G.Plate told Reuters. Having successfully prosecuted hundreds of politicians and officials since its formation in 2002, the Corruption Eradication Commission, known by its Indonesian initials, KPK, has become […]

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Finance

Indonesia central bank likely to cut rates again to shore up economy: Reuters poll

September 17, 2019 JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s central bank is expected to cut its benchmark rate on Thursday, for the third meeting in a row, to support growth, a small majority of economists forecast in a Reuters poll. Out of 21 economists surveyed in the past week, 13 predicted Bank Indonesia (BI) will trim its […]

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Global News

Israel’s Netanyahu fights for record fifth term in do-over election

September 17, 2019 By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics. Opinion polls put former armed forces chief Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party neck-and-neck with Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud, […]

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Rohingya in Bangladesh face tide of hostility as welcome turns to fear

September 17, 2019 By Poppy McPherson and A S M Suza Uddin COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) – When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow Muslims, survivors of a military-led crackdown the United Nations has branded genocide. The reporter, […]

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